Wednesday, 31 March 2010
The new items of the spring/summer 2010 line have been unveiled in a lookbook, pictures of which can be seen below. The new line has been named 'Casual Dissidents', with the idea behind this new collection being the aim of creating a unique look which combines Scandinavian retro fashion with vintage American sportswear designs. These items are yet to be given a full release, but they are expected to made available in the coming weeks and months. You will be able to browse and purchase the items below plus much more from http://www.junkdeluxe.dk/shop.htm, or by visiting Selfridges, Harrods or Urban Outfitters, which all stock Junk de Luxe products.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
If you like the sound of the mix or are just interested in trying out the artist generally, I would recommend looking into some of his own productions, notably his first two releases, which were his 'Roll With The Punches' EP and 'Erstwhile Rhythm' EP. More recently (November 2009) he released his first LP, 'Jarvik Mindstate', which highlights his signature fusion of electro and dubstep sounds. If you're a fan of artists such as FaltyDL and Pangaea, then I think this is the sort of sound you will appreciate.
Aside from producing and djing, Ford also runs the successful Bristol based Punch Drunk Records, which has released tracks by the likes of Shortstuff, Pinch, RSD, Guido, Gemmy, Hyetal, and of course Peverelist himself. As well as this Ford also runs a full time record store in Bristol, Rooted Records, from which you can purchase the most up-to-date dubstep/electronic records from online (http://www.rootedrecords.co.uk/) or by visiting the store (9 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, Avon, BS7 8AA) if you're ever in Bristol.
Monday, 29 March 2010
Size? have made the decision to start stocking Kidrobot apparel in their flagship stores around the country, and the first items they will be stocking are the line's Spring/Summer 2010 releases. Kidrobot was founded in 2002 by Paul Budnitz and originally specialised in producing designer toys which became extremely popular in Japan and Hong Kong, leading to release in Europe and North America.
In addition, since 2006 the brand has expanded in creating limited edition clothing, most notably print t-shirts and hoodie's featuring Kidrobot characters. The line produces high-end casualwear for both men and women, encorporating bright colours and classic prints. There are very few Kidrobot flagship stores, with the first to open in the UK at the end of last year in London (Carnaby Street, Earlham Street). As well as finding the items in the Kidrobot flagship stores, you can find them online at http://www.kidrobot.eu/, and of course you can find a few different styles of the SS10 range as pictured below in Size? stores around the country (http://size.co.uk/).
Kidrobot Skwak Oil Slick Dunny T-Shirt
Kidrobot Robot Head T-Shirt
Kidrobot Labbit Reversible Jacket
Kidrobot Kid Punk Exposed Hoodie
Saturday, 27 March 2010
For those of you who don't know who J Dilla was, he is considered as one of the most influential hip-hop producer's/DJ's of the last decade. He first came onto the hip hop scene in the early 1990's, where his promising abilities were founded in his productions of works by big name artists such as A Tribe Called Quest (you must give 'Midnight Marauders' a listen, in my opinion the best hip-hop group of all-time), Common, The Pharcyde and De La Soul. This then transferred into opportunities into as a solo artist, which dominated much of his work in the early 2000's. As a starting point I would recommend listening to his album 'Donuts', which is brilliantly created, with 31 hip-hop/soul/funk tracks blended together in a wonderful mix which is considered as the signature mark of Dilla's work along with his great sampling techniques.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
So instead I provide you with Y-3's new Spring/Summer collection for 2010. Y-3 is a collaborative project between Adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, with the aim of producing clothing that combines high fashion with classic Adidas styling. The brand, established in 2003, is one of my favourite's, I am especially fond of the jackets which the line has created over the past few years. Previous lines have produced unique designs that showcase bold colours along with classic and also innovative styles of clothing. Below I have picked out some of my favourite pieces from Y-3's SS10 collection, which once again delivers the goods.
Also, in celebration of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Yamamoto and Adidas have decided to create an additional collection, which focuses on the abstract idea of World Cup dressing. This collection was unveiled as part of the New York Fashion week at the end of last year and is only now set to be released. Pictures of the event, which French football legend Zinedine Zidane attended (he has a close affiliation with Adidas after years of sponsorship), and the World Cup line can be seen below the Y-3 SS10 collection pictures. Obtaining these items may prove difficult, with only specialist retail stores stocking Y-3 products (www.adidas.co.uk/y-3/).
Y-3 Classic Crew Neck T-ShirtY-3 Classic Leather Hooded Jacket
Y-3 Classic Polo
Y-3 Classic Windbreaker
Y-3 Flower Print T-Shirt
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Here are the specifics of the headphones (none of which I understand in all honesty):
40 mm power drivers1kHz sensitivity; 120 dBImpedance; 33 OhmsFrequence range; 20-20 001 HzPlug, gold plated 3; 5 mm stereoCord; 0,5 m + 1,0 m extension PVC cord.
In the coming weeks I'll be dedicating more posts to WeSC's brilliant designs.
FitzGerald is yet to have any official releases to his name, however a few of his songs have found circulation on his myspace page and also in a number of mixes by established dubstep/house artists, the most notable of these being the inclusion of his track 'Don't You?' on Scuba's recent Sub:stance mix.
His sound is similar to that of Orbison's, fusing a mix of sounds that includes 2-step, house, and also elements of techno. His songs also feature the trademark Orbison looped vocals, and these add a soulful element to his electro based tracks.
FitzGerald has also a made a brilliant mix for the Take Flight Club, and this gives an insight to his own taste in music and the kind of thing we can expect to hear him playing in live DJ sets, so if you like what you hear in the mix I recommend checking out his myspace page and looking out for dates when he'll be playing near you. You can download the mix from http://takeflightclub.com/blog/?p=4387.
1. Shed – Ithaw (Ostgut Ton)
2. George FitzGerald – Weakness (White)
3. Thomas Schumacher – Pink Boots (Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten)
4. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Aus)
5. Kalon – Haiku (Sandwell District)
6. Zombie – Digital Fauna (Mathhead)
7. Shortstuff – Progression (Formant Recordings)
8. DJ Tocadisco – Shrine feat. Chelonis R. Jones [Extrawelt Remix] (Superstar Recordings)
9. Mike Monday – Grace [Justin Martin Remix] (Dirtybird)
10. George FitzGerald – Don’t You (Forthcoming on Doldrums)
11. SBTRKT / Sinden – Kind of Familiar (White)
12. George FitzGerald – W.R (White)
FitzGerald's myspace page (www.myspace.com/georgefitzgeraldmusic) features the tracks 'Fernweh', 'Don't You?' and 'W.R.', and I'm sure that in the coming weeks and months this will be updated constantly with new tracks and releases, so make sure you look out and I'll be keeping you posted.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
The new issue of the Non-Dyed hi-top is composed of soft premium full-grain leather, giving enhanced comfort and increased flexibility to the trainer. The white pebbled midsoles are a really nice feature of the trainer, complementing the upper monotone design of the trainer extremely well.
'The Unforeseen' Non-Dyed collection has been released in only a trio of colours (university red, black and uniform blue), highlighting Adidas's wish to keep this collection in line with its roots, creating a simple, minimalist trainer which has clear ties to its predecessor. This trainer has been released in limited quantities, so if you fancy getting a pair I would advise you to get down to your nearest Adidas Originals retailer as soon as possible, before its too late.